An investigation is presented to elucidate the performance of a staggered, spanwise cambered biplane. The spanwise camber yielded wings forming a ‘∧’ or ‘∨’ when viewed streamwise. The configuration is examined in terms of its aerodynamic and stability characteristics. The feasibility of negating the requirement for a conventional empennage is explored. Geometric variation encompassed front and back wing anhedral/dihedral angles yielding 49 combinations. Evaluation of the geometry was accomplished using both wind tunnel testing and numerical simulation. The results indicated that front wing dihedral in conjunction with aft wing anhedral was most beneficial, such that the benefit of wake spacing was maximised. Aerodynamic benefit was indicated compared to a conventional empennage geometry. The greatest disparity in behaviour of the fore and aft wing anhedral/dihedral distribution was in the high lift regime, where the nature of the stall varied. Simulations to establish the viability of the geometry in terms of controllability were also conducted and indicated that the configuration is viable.